2007 External Fellow, AASDivinity Pittman grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. Upon graduating from the local high school she commenced her academic career at SUNY Geneseo and continued her educational endeavors at Syracuse University where she majored in sociology and minored in African American studies. In May of 2007 Ms. Pittman graduated from Syracuse with honors. Pursuant to her work with the New York State Standing Committee on Children and Families, her research interests now include the role of race in the adjudication of sexually exploited children as prostitutes. Currently, Ms. Pittman is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She hopes to utilize her concentration in Public and Non Profit Management to spearhead a Christian organization which facilitates healing for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.